About

In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. On her very first night she meets the ghost of the crusty former owner, Captain Gregg—and refuses to be scared off. They eventually become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man's ghost haunting her bedroom.

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Directed by

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Written by

Constance Collier (Dialogue)
Philip Dunne (Screenplay)
R.A. Dick (Novel)
Arthur Pierson (Dialogue)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

THE SPIRIT... so willing! THE FLESH... so weak! THE ROMANCE... so wonderful!

Cast

Keywords

bedroom ghost sea seaside dog solitude widow captain children's book cottage early 1900s cad seaside town dorset

Photos

Lists

#35 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#73 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

#808 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Charles Lang